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    20mm mount for P/U

    Now that the El Americano is built up (new pics in http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=495332), and I have a small P/U truck bed, I'd like to do a fork mount somewhere in the bed, so I can take the front wheel off.
    This http://www.treefortbikes.com/382_333...333222341212=2 gets me part way there, but what I really want is just the cylinder attached to a plate with a couple of holes in it, so I can bolt is directly to the truck.

    Anyone know of such a thing? Otherwise, I have a welder buddy who can probably create something for me easy enough, just need to get the right sized cylinder.
    Craig, Durango CO
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    None that I know of.. you could buy the bolt on QR version..
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4413
    and attach the Hurricane to it. Let's you transport both types.
    It's what I use but I use the truck bed rack that spans the bed instead of directly bolting the mount.
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    Rocky Mounts...

    The Clutch may work with a Hurricane adaptor. They had a 20mm version but it's now gone from the site. http://www.rockymounts.com/clutch

    For our Conquistador tandem, I had a bike builder friend of mine create a mount to attach to a Thule tandem rack. He milled a 20mm hole in bar stock and welded some brackets to it and bolted it to the rack. Pretty clean.

    If the cost of the adaptors are to high, I'm sure your friend can make you something that's way more trick.

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    I really like this: http://www.saveaload.com/pickup-truck-bars.htm

    Very nice quality, and nice people to deal with! I've got two myself, and have sold two other friends on them.

    I have a Tacoma, and the space between wheel wells is less than 47", the min for this bar, BUT... super easy to trim off a couple of inches of the bar, and then reassemble. Now I have a custom bar. It still expands and will still fit a full size pickup.

    Anyway, I use their fork mount options (and the wheel holder) for road bikes and 9mm MTB's. When I transport my 20mm, I use the Fork Up adaptor.

    Just thought I'd chime in, as I think the build quality of the Save A Load is top notch. And, you can always use the bar w/o fork attachments to secure a load in the back of your truck. You know, when you are helping friends move because you have the only pickup truck!
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    Cheaper (Nearly 60%) and functionally the same. Had mine for a year now and it works great, good quality. Heavier than the Fix a load, the only negative I could think of.

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4413

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    Never used this one and it seems a little spendy but I don't like taking wheels off, kinda lazy that way.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo

    What can I say, I'm a Performance Shill today I guess.
    Aaron, you ARE Mr. Performance. And that has nothing to do with the store!
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    Can't beat the sub $20 pvc bike rack I throw in the back of my pickup.
    www.velocitybicycles.comWhere customers become friends, not simply a dollar sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14
    Can't beat the sub $20 pvc bike rack I throw in the back of my pickup.
    Like this http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/bikerack/makerack.htm I assume. I like it, but part of the issue I'm trying to overcome is a 5.5' truck bed with a new XL El Ciclon, which is longer than that.
    I prefer not taking of the wheels as well, but this is really for longer trips with the Mrs. where we need space in the bed of the truck to put camping gear as well.
    By using a fork mount up against the cab, the bikes are secure, I can close the tailgate, and there is plenty of room camping gear.
    I've had the Performance rack before, I think I gave it away. I have a hitch mount rack already, but I don't like to use that for long trips, the bikes get trashed and I always worry about getting rear ended.
    Mr. King Cage (Ron Andrews) may weld me up something specific for a 20mm TA (adaptable to 15mm TA) which I can bolt onto the ledge of the P/U easy enough. Since the truck has 174K miles, this kind of modification no longer bothers me
    If Ron thinks there is money in this, perhaps he'll produce more. If it interests you, let me know and I'll pass that along.
    Craig, Durango CO
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